Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Welcome to the Nest" Baby Shower

Hey guys, remember me!? Sorry for the super long break in posting. Let's hope that doesn't happen again! I'm getting back into the swing of things and what better way to be motivated to clean your whole house and redecorate your living room (yes!) than hosting a baby shower?

One of my best girlfriends and my college roomie, Kelly, will be welcoming her first baby boy soon so we threw her a "Welcome to the Nest" baby shower. Complete with nest...
and all of the other yummy goodies that come with a shower.
Two things I loved about this shower: We decorated with things we already had.
Like Sarah's grandmother's gorgeous handmade vintage table runner and the borrowed birdcage.
And we kept it simple with just a few of our favorite dishes: chicken salad, tortellini and tomato kabobs, fruit salad and hummus with veggies.
We dressed up the borrowed birdcage with a little porcelain bird perched on some moss. For a little added color we whipped up a flower ball made out of the heads of fresh green spider mums tied together. I think the overall look of the food tables reads "Classy Anthropology" with a little more "Baby Shower" in the living room, and that's right on par with Kelly's personality!
We dressed up the mantle with two banners. The baby boy of honor's name, Webb, up top...
and "about to hatch" down below.
What fun! Here's Kelly with the hostesses: (left to right) Katie (our chef and cake decorating expert), Me, Kelly (Mom-to-be), Sarah F. (our resident interior designer), and
Megan (stationary expert... she's even got her own business, Lillian Day).